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Tron first debuted on July 9th 1982 July 9, 2013

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Tron

Time sure does fly.

It was 31 years ago today that Tron first hit the movie theaters.

No we didn’t see it on opening day – but we were there opening weekend.

We owned the Intellivision-Intelli voice Tron games

and yeaah

We LOVED all things Tron.

That first Tron move made sense. A human inside the machine fighting the MCP …no Clue here…

Tron Legacy looked better than that first movie – for sure..but the story just isn’t nearly as good.

Tron’s legacy for a myriad of reasons didn’t do so well 31 years ago. Today the latest Tron Uprising show (which is awesome) hasn’t been renewed and the minor Tron renewal that Tron Legacy might have spawned seems to have died.

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TR2N Lives! Tron Legacy REVIEW – Tron Lives! December 18, 2010

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After years of waiting … the move we first saw trailers for as TR2N in 2008 – is now out as Tron Legacy.

Make no mistake about it, Tron Legacy is a very different movie than the original Tron.

It’s bigger.

And in IMAX 3D the experience is mind-blowing AWESOME.

The Daft punk soundtrack is incredible (and dirt cheap at Amazon: Tron Legacy). The new light cycles are awesome looking machines and the eerie blue and reddish neon colors of the grid are striking.

This is a visual masterpiece of cinematography and special effects that simply put — has no peer.

The story  is OK — but not nearly as good as the original Tron. The whole isomorph subplot is interesting but not as clean as just simply having Tron fight the MCP.

Having Tron as Rizler – now that was a neat twist. And CLU is an interesting bad guy ..the mirror image of Flynn.

We also really liked that one girl in white – Jen? that gets Sam suited up in the first place, and then is out on the grid strolling with umbrella. kinda neat.

However we missed the light tanks, and a sense of purpose for the grid in the first place. The finale was also a bit odd, but it does bring an end to Flynn.

Overall, this is really good movie and one that we enjoyed tremendously. After over two years of buildup by Disney’s hype machine, this movie delivered in nearly every way and is a stunning achievement of modern movie making magic.

TRON: LEGACY – Quorra Saves Sam : Tron Night Footage October 29, 2010

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One of the new clips that Disney showed us last night at Tron Night was one where Quorra meets Sam and gets him off the grid.

What’s interesting is that this is a non-lightcycle vehicle and that they can actually go off the grid…and oh yeah they’re headed to see Sam’s dad..

Tron Night 2010 – Free Tickets for Tron Legacy October 12, 2010

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Disney is really pulling out all the stops to help promote Tron Legacy. Today they began giving away free tickets for a 20 minute preview of Tron Legacy. The preview will be in IMAX 3D which is awesome and tickets were available for a limited time via: http://www.tronnight2010.com/.

We’ve got a few tickets for our local show — hope you can get some for your local area!

And as an added bonus – Disney has now also released some of the music soundtrack for Tron Legacy.

Tron Legacy Posters – yeaaaaaaaaah we’re really excited now! September 21, 2010

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The good folks at Disney have made some of their image files from the upcoming Tron Legacy movie available to us – so we’re sharing them with you.

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Here’s the official synopsis from Disney on Tron Legacy:

TRON: LEGACY (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D)
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Website: Disney.com/TRON
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TRON
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/TronLegacy

Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: December 17, 2010

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Producers: Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver, Steven Lisberger
Executive Producer: Donald Kushner
Written by: Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz (credit not final)
Based on characters created by: Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird

“TRON: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy® Award-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, “TRON: Legacy” hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

Notes:
• Producer Steven Lisberger co-wrote and directed the original “TRON” (1982).
• Jeff Bridges, winner of both the Oscar® and Golden Globe® for his role in “Crazy Heart,” reprises the role of Kevin Flynn, which he originated in “TRON” (1982).
• Bruce Boxleitner reprises the roles of Alan Bradley and Tron, which he originated in “TRON” (1982).
• Grammy® Award-winning Daft Punk is composing the music for “TRON: Legacy.”
• “TRON: Legacy” forges a new frontier in filmmaking with its avant-garde, cutting-edge technology—set to blow away today’s audiences. Among the film’s firsts: it is the first 3D movie to integrate a fully digital head and body based upon an existing actor, creating the younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character; it’s the first movie to make extensive use of self-illuminated costumes; it’s the first movie to create molded costumes using digital sculpture exclusively, creating molds directly from computer files using CNC (Computer Numerical Cutting) technology; it’s the first 3D movie shot with 35mm lenses and full-35mm chip cameras; and it’s the first movie to record uncompressed HD Video to Hard Drive.
• The world of “TRON: Legacy” has an exciting, pulsing vibe that sets its lifestyle apart from any other on or off the planet. From electric light suits to state-of-the-art hair and makeup, elements of the trend-setting world of “TRON: Legacy” are showing up on fashion runways, and companies such as Hurley, adidas, Oakley and Burton are featuring “TRON”-inspired lines targeted for the young male consumer in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products.

“TRON: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure about a father and son (Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund) who embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tron Legacy – First Game Trailer – Tron Evolution June 17, 2010

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Remember the great Intellivision games that came out when Tron debuted?

They were specifically for the Intellivoice Module and they were awesome. This time around, we’re still months away from the movie and the games but we’ve got our first trailer…

Tron Evolution the video game before Tron Legacy December 14, 2009

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The original Tron movie was all about living inside a video game – and the same will be true for Tron 2 – now known as Tron Legacy.

The first official Tron Legacy game is called Tron Evolution and is set to be out in 2010.

Yeaah it looks like Deadly Disks are back, Solar Surfer too – remember those great intellivision games from the 80’s…we sure do those were the first great Intellivoice games…

TR2N Tron Legacy Trailer is now avail! Same as TR2N just clearer July 24, 2009

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Remember that grainy footage we had when TR2N has its first trailer?

Disney is now out with a nice clean version for Tron Legacy – mostly the same, just clearer – still SWEEEET to watch.

TR2N becomes Tron Legacy. WTF? TR2N was cool! July 23, 2009

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tron.legacyYeaah we’re pumped for Tron 2..we sure have waited long enough.

Last year they were going to call it TR2N which was one of the coolest names for a flick ever.

Now the Mickey Mousketeers and Disney have butchered that and are now calling the moving Tron Legacy.

Isn’t that a little lame?

Early footage looks awesome though – as soon as we can find a public link to post we will!

Principal photography apparently has already wrapped up and we shouldn’t expect to the movie until 2011.

TR2N : Flynn Lives goes Viral July 21, 2009

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In less than two days we’re going to see our first real footage from the new Tron 2 – TR2N flick..

Disney has already started the media hype with a new viral site at:

http://www.flynnlives.com/ – if you click on the bouncing spider at the bottom you’ll get a countdown to the new footage.

Cheech and Chong Spoof Tron – and add in a commentary on the 2009 recession July 14, 2009

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Cheech and Chong are back? RLY?

Uh huh and they’ve got a new spoof of Tron up now..with some ‘pothead’ commentary on the current economy.

The Tron stuff is really well done and hilarious too

TR2N – Lead Actors Named and one of em is Wilde! January 8, 2009

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House actress Olivia Wilde is playing an as yet undisclosed character in the new TR2N (Tron 2) movie. In a interview over on SciFi Wire she doesn’t tell much other than that she’s excited about the role.

Garrett Hedlund has been cast as the male lead (he was in Troy) but don’t forget Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges will be back too.

TR2N – Tron Reborn July 27, 2008

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The original Tron was a great idea and it’s a movie that as SciFi fans we’ve all seen. Does it really need a remake?

Maybe but Disney thinks a sequel is better!! (and so do we)…I wonder if they’ll go into a multi-core Intel CPU this time and fight off Microsoft Windows with Linux penguins…

When Tron was made the IBM PC was just hitting shelves and the only competition was the Apple ][e. There was no Windows, Linux or MAC. Viruses hadn’t yet hit either – the world’s largest networking vendor Cisco was just being founded…it was a very different (and infantile in comparison) computer industry.

The first trailer showed up this week at Comic-con to the Tron sequel TR2N- it’s got the light racer bikes and the deadly disks and even Jeff Bridges..but it’s missing the classic Tron soundtrack…